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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that his office has obtained a judgment and order against Bailey Farms, LLC., an animal rendering facility in the Town of Medina, in Dane County.
The civil complaint filed in Dane County Circuit Court states that Bailey Farms discharges wastewater pollutants within the Upper Rock River drainage basin, under the authority of a Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge System Elimination Permit, issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The complaint alleges that Bailey violated its permit by failing to submit required reports, discharging pollutants without a permit, failing to notify DNR of a discharge, and over-applying nitrogen and chlorides to a site approved for spreading pollutants.
Bailey has agreed to pay $27,500 in forfeitures and penalties after altering its operation in order to bring the facility into full compliance with its permit and Wisconsin environmental laws.
Assistant Attorney General Cynthia R. Hirsch represents the State. The Judgment was signed by Circuit Court Judge Juan B. Colas.
Copies of the Summons and Complaint, Stipulation and Order for Judgment, and Judgment are available here.